Sunday, February 04, 2007

Random questions for blog readers here

1. Does everyone love the Geico "caveman" commercials as much as I do?

2. To Vista or not to Vista?

3. Speaking of: PC or Mac?

4. If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is around to hear it... does an environwacko blame God?

5. Colts or Bears? (have to answer this one before the game starts)

6. Would you buy a foreign car?

7. Pump or semi-auto?

8. Are liberals bad people or just bad Americans?

9. Seriously, do you still laugh every time you see a Geico "caveman" commercial?

The first one.


Classic.

18 comments:

Ric said...

Give me a good close game, decided in the last 2 mins. But 6 turn overs in 1st half and 2 missed kicks - what is the Pop Warner?

What if it said, so easy a Blogger could do it?

Vista - no. I ran BETA for 9 months. Not enough for me to switch away from Ubuntu.

Mac too proprietary.

Only if there are roads.

Define 'foreign' - those big Crown Vic Fords = foreign. Toyota may be designed, and built only in & for USA.
GM Customer service from Philippines (I think - off shore any way)

Why does Oregon limit to 3 rounds in a shot gun? A double barrel coach gun in 10 gauge will get 'er done.

Bumper sticker for Republicans and Democrats "Run, Hillary, Run".

:-)

Rooster said...

Does everyone love the Geico "caveman" commercials as much as I do?
I don't know how much you love them but, I too find them to be quite funny.

2. To Vista or not to Vista?
My advice is to stay away from Vista, although I like the games that come with it (and the Bubble screen saver).

3. Speaking of: PC or Mac?
PC...Mac is still way too propietary.

4. If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is around to hear it... does an environwacko blame God?
I thought they did not believe in God.

5. Colts or Bears? (have to answer this one before the game starts)
No idea. Not a footballer.

6. Would you buy a foreign car?
Buy American.

7. Pump or semi-auto?
Double Barrel side by side.

8. Are liberals bad people or just bad Americans?
Not necessarily either...just bad judgement.

9. Seriously, do you still laugh every time you see a Geico "caveman" commercial?
Absolutely.

Anonymous said...

My response to 1-9: Who gives a shit?

Tim Lyman said...

RE: to PC or Mac.

PC.

I managed a call center that had a customer support contract with Apple several years ago. Shortly after we landed the contract we found out why Apple had outsourced their customer service call center.

Tens of thousands of their entry level Performa model computers were experiencing severe malfunctions due to faulty glue used in one of the chips on the motherboard. In the new CEO's race to cut costs and make Apple computers more competitive with PC's they had outsourced their manufacturing of the Performa line to China, with predictable results.

All of their extremely expensive ($4000 +) powerbook laptops had a design defect that caused the hinges to break after a few months of normal use.

Apple's strategy for dealing with the problems? Deny there were problems and let frustrated customers call and yell at my employees. For several months Apple refused to repair customers computers claiming "software issues" in the case of the Performas and "customer abuse" in the case of the powerbooks.

When it became obvious to everybody in the industry that there were real problems with these computers did Apple step up and repair or replace the computers promptly? No. In the case of the performa motherboards they chose to repair the boards in batches as they came in. They'd wait for a certain number of boards to come in from repair centers and then ship them off to the Chinese outsourcer for repair and then send them back to the repair shops once they were fixed. They pursued a similar strategy with the defective powerbooks; redesigning the cases but only manufacturing new ones for repair parts supply once a certain number were needed. As a result some customers waited up to NINE MONTHS for their computers to be repaired.

Wise heads would have manufactured new motherboards and powerbook cases as fast as possible to minimize customer downtime. Not Apple. As a result of this fiasco Apple's market share plunged from 12% to 3% in 18 months.

Before this experience I was a Mac fanatic, having owned 5 Macs costing a total of $17,000.

I will never buy another Apple product.

When there is only one source for parts you are at the mercy of the manufacturer. The only place you can get critical Apple repair parts is from Apple. If they don't have them or decide not to supply them, you're screwed.

If your PC breaks there are literally hundreds manufacturers and tens of thousands of retail outlets for repair parts.

Apples are also prohibitively expensive or impossible to upgrade. If I want to upgrade my PC I can get a new mother board for about $100 and a new, near top of the line processor for $300.

And, finally, let's not forget that there is very little software for Apples relative to the selection available for PCs.

Apple is simply a sucker bet.

Tim Lyman said...

Almost forgot:

The answer to #8 is yes.

Chris Pieschel said...

1. Does everyone love the Geico "caveman" commercials as much as I do?

Yeah, they're prety great...

2. To Vista or not to Vista?

No idea, but I'll probably check it out

3. Speaking of: PC or Mac?

PC... who besides public organizations like schools use macs, anyway?

4. If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is around to hear it... does an environwacko blame God?

They probably blame capitalist pigs for running all the animals such as beavers out of their natural habitat into the forest where they are forced to cut trees down.

5. Colts or Bears? (have to answer this one before the game starts)

I wanted the Bears... sad day. :(

6. Would you buy a foreign car?

Sure, I mean, most Toyotas are made in kentucky, indiana or CA so it's not really foreign, is it?

7. Pump or semi-auto?

Not a gun guy, so I don't know.

8. Are liberals bad people or just bad Americans?

Talk about a loaded question. I prefer to think of them as misguided and intellectually deficient.

9. Seriously, do you still laugh every time you see a Geico "caveman" commercial?

Hell yeah!

Anonymous said...

Geico car insurance commercials, computer platforms, the Super Bowl, etc. These are the issues that occupy the mind of Daniel Miglavs, who is clearly headed for great things.

Anonymous said...

I hadn't seen that last Geico commercial. NICE!!!

Angelo said...

yes

yes

PC

Hippies smell

SA For home defense, pump for birds

Bad Americans

you're damn straight I do

Anonymous said...

1) Entertaining but quickly becoming annoying

2) Vista is a very weak Mac OSX clone.. why run vista when you can run both on the same machine

3) Mac hands-down. Have fun running any high-end creative software on a PC... Photoshop, Final Cut.. good luck.

4) Unfortunately yes

5) Didn't really care and the 2nd half of the game sucked. So did the commercials

6) Own two.. Acura and Benz

7) Semi Auto

8) I agree with Chris

Mike said...

1. Does everyone love the Geico "caveman" commercials as much as I do?
Yes.

2. To Vista or not to Vista?
Not ... at least right now. Wait for Microsoft to work most of the bugs out before upgrading (if you have XP like I do)

3. Speaking of: PC or Mac?
PC. Much more flexibility, much more software titles. Plus, much easier to troubleshoot.

4. If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is around to hear it... does an environwacko blame God?
Yes, unless they're an atheist.

5. Colts or Bears? (have to answer this one before the game starts)
I wanted the Colts to win only because the Bears knocked my Seahawks out of the playoffs. Fortunately, I got my wish.

6. Would you buy a foreign car?
NO!!!

7. Pump or semi-auto?
Full auto.

8. Are liberals bad people or just bad Americans?
Neither. Socialists are the misguided Americans.

9. Seriously, do you still laugh every time you see a Geico "caveman" commercial?
Oh yeah!

Daniel said...

I am really going to have to do a post dedicated exclusively to Mac bashing.

bjdorr said...

1. Does everyone love the Geico "caveman" commercials as much as I do? "So easy that a 'blonde' can do it," is a better way of putting it.

2. To Vista or not to Vista? "Good news, I just saved a bunch of money by not switching to Vista!" (right back to the Geico thing).

3. Speaking of: PC or Mac? PC - Cost effective and repair parts are conveniently available, practically dispensable; those who say Apples are proprietary are correct.

4. If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is around to hear it... does an environwacko blame God? They blame conservatives and Republicans; (didn't the enviornwhackos evict God from this country?)

5. Colts or Bears? (have to answer this one before the game starts). Too late.

6. Would you buy a foreign car? They're all becoming "foreign."

7. Pump or semi-auto? Whatever works the best.142

8. Are liberals bad people or just bad Americans? They're just bad altogether, as they see conservatives as bad too.

9. Seriously, do you still laugh every time you see a Geico "caveman" commercial? I'm just waiting for Peter Graves to ask the woman in the commercial is she's "ever seen a grown man naked!" (from "Airplane!").

Scottiebill said...

The caveman ads are great. And they make a whole hell of a lot more sense that those Geico ads where Little Richard and others are making some idiotic follow-up to what the ladies are saying.

As for the other questions:
2. Vista will have to wait quite a while for me to buy it.
3. PC, definitely.
4. No. They will blame President Bush, Dick Cheney, the lumber companies, FEMA, the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and various and sundry picnickers who have been anywheere near that tree in the last 50 years.
5. It's too late for a prediction.
6. American. I have a Cadillac and a Chevy pickup.
7. While I am not a gun owner, if I were, it would be pump action 12-gauge.
8. Not necessarily bad people, not necessarily ignorant, just stupid. Remember that ignorance can be cured through education, but
stupid goes on forever.
9. See #1.

eddie said...

1) Sorry... not so much. Although for some reason, I found the white collar office in the jungle ads really funny this year.(careerbuilder.com)

2) I'll Vista after the second service pack...

3) Loved Macs in the beginning... but couldn't afford to switch all my software back... plus still not enough free-wheel gaming on the mac (who WAS that idiot who decided to market them as "serious-only" for so long?)

4) Taking the part of the enviro...
- No tree falls without Man
- God doesn't exist
- but if God did exist, he'd be a woman
- and if God existed and was a woman and wiccans had it right, then it'd still somehow be Man's fault.
5) I would have answered Bears (for sentimental reasons) but Colts if money were involved.
6) Yeah... I'd buy a German car, although the bulk of my cars over the years have been Jeep or Ford. I believe in supporting quality... wherever it comes from. Besides, "Buy American" is a Union campaign, and the unions all seem to support the most liberal of liberals in office. Very confusing.

7) Semi, all the way
8) Heh... I define a liberal as someone who only wants to debate the issues with someone who feels exactly the same as they do...

Is willingly self-blind the same as bad?

9) Sorry, still not really in synch with the whole caveman campaign.

Anonymous said...

Bears. Yes, I know, they lost already. But since I didn't actually watch the game, it's like it hasn't happened yet.

Pump or semi-auto? Benelli M-3!

Foreign cars? Yes, to punish stupid American UNIONS.

Macs suck. Vista? Not yet.

If a liberal falls over in the forest and no one is there to complain to, does he still whine?

Jim in KFalls said...

1 - Yes
2 - Hasta La Vista
3 - Both
4 - Yes and then it files legal action in the 9th circut court to have God and Tree falling obliterated
5 - Would have answered Colts before the game anyway...actually lost a bet because they didn't win by 17
6 - If by Foreign you mean made in the USA by illegal aliens, then No, but if you mean made in the USA by Americans, then Yes
7 - Lever action!
8 - Just goof-balls without a clue.
9 - Seriously, the gecko was getting old...

I'm actually waiting for Geico to license Fred Flintsone to do commercials for them...

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